comfort food · Pantry Soup · Winter Pairing

Mom’s Split Pea Soup…and an attempt at Butterbeer

I often miss my mom’s cooking, especially in the colder months. Split pea soup was one of my favorites growing up and this week I want to share with you her recipe. I decided to pair it with a butterbeer recipe of my own creation. Does it turn out as well as mom’s soup? Let’s… Continue reading Mom’s Split Pea Soup…and an attempt at Butterbeer

comfort food · fall pairing · Holiday Pairing

After Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich

After the craziness of Thanksgiving, I’m always looking for new ways to eat my leftovers. This week, I figured something simple would be good. Turkey sandwiches are a great after Thanksgiving lunch. I’m pairing mine with a sparkling pomegranate and apple juice, but a dry white wine would also be good. The Food: What you’ll… Continue reading After Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich

comfort food · fall pairing

Steak Fajitas and a Mexican Coke

It’s gotten chilly in the Northeast. Winter is fast approaching.  I wanted to making something warm this week and fajitas sounded great. I grabbed a Coke made in Mexico to pair with the dish. The Drink:    Mexican coke-a-cola tastes slightly different from the US version. It’s not as heavy, has no aftertaste, and is… Continue reading Steak Fajitas and a Mexican Coke

comfort food · fall pairing

Italian Herbs with Chicken & Roasted Veggies with a Pear Pomegranate Water Infusion

I’m back from my vacation and brought the cold weather with me from Oregon. I was in the mood for something warm and filling this week, but I also needed to satisfy my sweet tooth. I think this pairing covers both those criteria. The Drink:  What you’ll need:  Filtered water 1 golden pear 1/2 pomegranate… Continue reading Italian Herbs with Chicken & Roasted Veggies with a Pear Pomegranate Water Infusion

comfort food · fall pairing

Warm Tomato Salad with a (non-alcoholic) Ginger Beer

It seems New Jersey is being hit with an early fall (despite the fact that it’s still technically summer). I wanted something warm this week to counterbalance the cooler weather. Tomatoes are currently in season and it’s a great time to pick up the freshest ones where ever you do your food shopping. I typically… Continue reading Warm Tomato Salad with a (non-alcoholic) Ginger Beer

comfort food · Mocktail · Summer Pairing

Simple Shortbread with a Minty Green Tea Mocktail

Quick update everyone. I’ve decided to do a series on mocktails for a little while. Let’s see how creative I get with some of these. I’ll also try to recommend which alcoholic beverage to add to each one. The Drink: I really like a nice cup of tea (hot or cold) and with the weather… Continue reading Simple Shortbread with a Minty Green Tea Mocktail

comfort food · Lagers · Spring Beer

Mom’s Chicken Paprikash with Alementary’s Hackensack Lager

Alementary is a microbrewery based in Hackensack New Jersey. I have been there and it’s definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. They have a lot of great beers to try and fun atmosphere. I managed to find their beer the Hackensack Lager at a local store and pair it with one… Continue reading Mom’s Chicken Paprikash with Alementary’s Hackensack Lager